Tag Archive for Larry Sabato

‘JFK: Fact and Fable’ debuts on CuriosityStream

“The JFK we remember is the one Jackie created.”

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The politics of White House firings

“President Kennedy chose CIA director Allen Dulles as the main fall guy for the calamitous 1961 invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, …”

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The state of the JFK case in 2014

James Fetzer, a retired professor of philosophy from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is the very picture of a conspiracy theorist, from his dubious haircut to his hectoring tone to his assured command of facts. Professsor Fetzer recently offered his most detailed JFK conspiracy theory yet in Veterans Today, He purports to identify, by name, the six men who allegedly fired gunshots at President Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

The lavish detail of Fetzer’s allegations evokes one of the finest pieces of JFK journalism ever published — in the Onion. Fetzer’s is an American tale: a posse of six-shooters joins the army of Dealey Plaza gunmen.

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Historian needs to catch up on JFK scholarship

In today’s Washington Post, Larry Sabato responds to last week’s negative review of his book “The Kennedy Half-Century” by Rutgers historian David Greenberg. Greenberg’s peevish response about “assassination buffs” reveals what really irks him:

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Sabato: We cannot rule out a conspiracy to kill JFK

Michael Kelly of BusinessInsider (via SFGate) highlights one of Professor Larry Sabato’s key points points about JFK’s assassination, a point that has eluded other news outlets covering the publication of his new book, “The Kennedy Half Century.” (HT/Curt)

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That new study questioning the JFK acoustics evidence

A new study has been commissioned by Professor Larry Sabato and conducted by a private firm, Sonalysts. The study, released this week, says unequivocally that the sound of gunfire on November 22, 1963, was not recorded and that the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) was wrong to use acoustic evidence to support its findings of conspiracy.

Key findings include:

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Sabato’s JFK book takes aim at the ‘acoustics evidence’

As reported in Politico, pundit Larry Sabato’s new JFK book discounts the idea that the sound of the gunfire that killed JFK was recorded.

I’ll be speaking in a panel discussion of the book, “The Kennedy Half Century” at the Newseum here in Washington at 10 am on Tuesday. You can watch the event live registering here.

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Talking about Sabato’s ‘The Kennedy Half Century’

Tomorrow I’ll  be speaking at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia in a discussion of Larry Sabato’s new book, ‘The Kennedy Half Century.”

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Lehrer on JFK: ‘there may have been a conspiracy’

Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer

 

Former PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer appeared on the Diane Rehm’s NPR radio program yesterday and talked about his suspicions of conspiracy in the assassination of President Kennedy.

His careful comments broke from the orthodoxies of American journalism.

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Talking about ‘The Kennedy Half Century’

On October 14, I’ll  be speaking at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia in a discussion of Larry Sabato’s new book, ‘The Kennedy Half Century.”

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Online course teaches JFK story

Here’s a new way to learn about the assassination of President Kennedy. You don’t have to read books or watch YouTube documentaries

You can take an online course from Larry Sabato, professor of political science at the University of Virginia, and author of the forthcoming book, “The Kennedy Half Century.”

The course is available on the Coursera platform.

Sabato ventures where pundits fear to tread

Larry Sabato

Larry Sabato, professor, pundit and JFK author.

Most mainstream political commentators from Rachel Maddow on the left to Bill O’Reilly on the right have embraced the official theory of the assassination of JFK. Others have shied from the complexities and controversies of the subject.

Not Larry Sabato, a professor of political science at the University of Virginia and a prolific pundit with reliably moderate politics. His new book, The Kennedy Half Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy, will be published next month.

In an interview with the University of Virginia Magazine Sabato promises he has something new to say about November 22, 1963. Read more